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Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
which involved 22 participating nations and this offered us a venue to be able to conduct a humanitarian and disaster relief exercise with all the different partners that we had together and collaborating with this exercise, this offered a perfect opportunity for us to introduce the military capabilities and interaction in exchange with our civil military partners as well. the exercise was located on oh oahu we had used that island as a fictitious island of chianti where we wanted to do a humanitarian response but it also provided us an avenue for the state-wide partners, the civil hawaiian partners, to be able to exercise their exercise as well. this exercise also allowed us the opportunity to intro daus a lot of technology to help with the interoperatability of the civil military exercise. one of the main goals that we had for this was to allow our military a crisis response adaptive force package and opportunity to allow their training and certification in providing the most appropriate military expeditionary force for that scenario. one of the things that we realize in the military
Aug 17, 2013 5:00pm PDT
>>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm in for ama daetz. we begin with breaking news. police are on the scene of a shooting in oakland. we learned four people have been shot. you are taking a live look now. this happened a little less than an hour ago on the 1700 block of telegraph avenue near 17th 17th street. telegraph is currently closed between 16th and 18th street as police investigate. right now we have no word on the victims' conditions or a suspect. but at you see there, a heavy police presence as investigators try to gather evidence. the yellow crime scene blocking off access there. again, this is at 17th and telegraph where four people were shot. we will have an update for you from the scene live on abc7 at 6:00, and our reporting continues right now on twitter. follow us@abc news bay area. >> now to the final moments of a lean mark building in hayward. >> it's really sad they're taking her down. >> a moment of sentiment and science. the implosion of a building at the cal state east bay campuses more than making way for something new. scientists are hoping it will h
Aug 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. they are painting using compressors, repair work that would normally impact traffic in a major way. >> it helps cal tran get work done. >> this is going to be in great shape, a good compliment to the brandt newbridge. it's an exciting day for everybody. >> reporter: workers have t eer to finish up work that needs to be done to get the toll plaza open for opening day. they are replacing the light bulbs with led bulbs. they are hoping to be ahead of schedule. >>> thanks a lot. they can't use that bridge. so they're using that bridge. the san mateo bridge. and things moving along bretty smoothly. certainly coming westbound, slow going eastbound. it's much better than it was not that long ago. >>> now to a nbc bay area follow up. just days before the new span is set to open, cal trans has truck driver who died in 2009 who failed to navigate an s-curve. cal tran settled for $700,000. the lawsuit accused cal trans of not warning drivers about the sharp curve. state officials said he was traveling too fast and carrying more weight than he should have. the bridge is set to reopen at 5:00 tuesday morning. w
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking details and conference calls, not enough consultation, my colleagues report last night on walk with his chief of staff, president obama decided alone it was better to go to congress, and this afternoon the commander
Aug 29, 2013 6:30am PDT
the other generation of police officers that gave us these police officers to stand up and be recognized. [applause] >> talk about raising your kids right. another recognition i want to make is we are going to experience in the next 30 days of record exit of police officers, especially commissioned officers due to the sun setting of the retirement program. many of the people that are going out red nominations tonight. if i could, all officers that will be retiring and leaving us, they we think you for your service by getting you to stand. [applause] that is going to close our program. know that all of these officers when they get back to work, they will go out again looking for trouble and probably find it. i trust they will demonstrate again what these officers do every day, and that is keep this city safe. the command staff and commission will be available for pictures. family and kids for sure. if you can get your metal back from this little guy. thank you very much. hopefully we will see you all again soon. keep the officers in your thoughts and prayers. keep them safe. [applause] >>
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
the beginning of the challenges they face. >> rugged terrain, heat, very, very dry fields. our people tell us they have never seen fuel this dry. >> reporter: the fire has scorched 293 square miles. crews are using dozers to clear out brush and trees fuelling the flames and to cut containment lines. more than 4,000 firefighters have joined the effort including dozens from the bay area. >> we have a strike team here with me that consists of personnel and fire apparatus from all over santa clara county. >> reporter: including palo alto. firefighters are concerned about these clouds called convection column that can spew hot debris from the fire miles ahead of the containment lines. the fire is 23% contained but still threatening more than 4,000 homes and crews know they have a tough and long battle ahead. they don't expect to fully contain the fire until september 10. this is a self-contained base camp for the more than 4,000 firefighters out here fighting the rim fire. the day crew is coming in for dinner. the night crew is about to head out. this is a 24-hour firefighting effort. we know that
Aug 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
disappeared behind closed doors. nick smith joins us live from berkly. nick? >> you know a possible strike is only days away. today board members met face-to-face. both sides tell meeg they hope an agreement can be reached within the next two days. >> if you want us to bargain you have to cooperate. we cannot bargain with our self autos this morning the bart board got an earful from frustrated commuters and union representatives pushing for an agreement. >> we do not want a disruption of service. and hope you do not. >> a looming deadline means bart is closer to uting brakes on service, leaving thousands without a way to get around. >> i hope they get settled soon. i'm starting a new job. i need bart badly. i work in the city. i've got to go to work. >> they issued a notice sunday at midnight. the board held a closed door session to talk about the looming crisis. the first time all board members met since june. >> the boards suggest am excited we want to get this done this weekend. >> we haven't been able to snare a group setting our experience to see if we can make this work. >> closed do
FOX News
Aug 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
and the administration's continued use of the controversial talking point. i am jamie colby. >> and i am greg jarret. >> they are focusing on law makers wasting time and attention on phony scandal instead of the people's work. >> to often over the past two years, washington took its eye off of the ball. they have allowed political postural and phony scandal to distract from our economy and growing middle-class. >> fox news poll find that people do not agree with the president. the interest in the benghazi terrorist attack is anything but phony and not phony to voters, nsa snooping on americans. and the justice department seizing telephone records and irs targeting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. host of power play on fox news live. chris, you have written your insightful and provocative column today. it is entitled phony? balonnie. reporters are going to ask him about that phrase, right? >> oh, sure. this is where the rubber meets the rod. it is 100 since the president did a full press conference, in the end of april and it has been a hundred days and all of those scandals have grown, in cas
Aug 30, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. first the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leav 1400 people with chemical weans and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the whe house is leaving little doubt that the ited states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is wighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking wit his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not csidering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who the uni
Aug 31, 2013 1:05am PDT
to be safe we should all avoid making sex tapes in north korea. thank you for joining us, we'll have the latest on syria, we're always on line at, and have a great week. schedule, the paving, the grinding and the striping is moving as planned. the only thing behind schedule are the drivers who are stuck taking the long way around. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> and i'm ama dates in for dan ashley. we will have more on the bridge in a moment. first the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff is meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leaves 1400 people with chemical weapons and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the white house is leaving little doubt that the united states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security te
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm PDT
2 24-7. picture we will get used to. good evening. feds giving the green lot now for the new bay bridge fix which may, may allow it to open on time over the labor day weekend. here's 7 news reporter wayne. >> for years it has been so close we can reach out and touch it. yet so far away from any of us driving on it. when the bay bridge defective bolt through labor day opening into limbo this massive structure began to look more like a figurative question mark. at least until today. >> part is when do you something like this and do it on short notice you need to make sure you can pull it off. >> from randy of the toll bridge program oversight committee more than a ray of hope essentially the announcement of future announcement after public meeting on thursday. >> i think most important thing is that it is earlier than december tenth. >> but not necessarily labor day as originally planned. at the root of this letter from federal highway administration saying shim. temporary fix for the defective bolt will render the new bay bridge safer than the old bay bridge so why not just
Aug 17, 2013 9:00pm PDT
>>>. >> good evening, everyone and thanks for joining us. there is a manhunt under way in downtown oakland tonight after four people were shot. police say the shooter and another man were seen breaking into a car on telegraph avenue around 4:00 this afternoon. police say they smashed a car window and stole a purse. witnesses chased off the men, but came back and opened fire. >> i hear a bunch of sirens and i hit the corner and people were there shot. i found out my girl got shot and all of this over a broken window and a few meaningless possessions. it's pointless. >> one of the victims is in critical condition tonight. three others are expected to survive. another shooting in oakland. this one last night. two people were kill and two others wounded after a shooting at a birthday party just after 11:00 near 105th avenue and san le apd row boulevard. police fount three people suffering for gunshot wounds. two died and the third was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. a fourth showed up later at the emergency room. that person is listed in stable condition. a well-known sur
Aug 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
and we also have a large group of nine interns working on great work and great research for us. and we look forward to continuing in the programming. and some of the community out reach. and other departments as well and we have invited from the fire department and the other departments in the city family certainly dbi and anybody else who has public forum and needs an event to put this on we are happy to help. >> what time is it? >> 4 to 7 p.m. 435 third street. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> so, is there any public comment on item 8? >> seeing none. >> so we now go to item ten. >> okay. >> item ten, discussion and possible action to approve san francisco code amendments to the 2013, california building and mechanical and electrical, funding and residential and green building codes and recommend approval to the board of supervisors. >> and i am sorry for the record, could we note that commissioner walker is excused. >> okay. thank you. >> i work to the department and i am secretary to the code advisory committee and we are here to approve a new set of codes, and just by way of a littl
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Aug 27, 2013 1:00pm PDT
the time the u.s. puts an end to all the talking and does something. >> welcome everybody, i'm neil cavuto. john mccain long ago argued syria crossed the red line now signs the president over the united states agrees and is ready to act. the senator in a moment on the potential fallout if this means war. first to scott martin on the fallout for investors. what happened today? >> well, neil, it was not pretty. this has been going on now for a couple of days. matter is skittish. we all know the economy is on very shaky ground, and now you're seeing, neil, as you mentioned, the rises mott prices on the gold, silver and metals, and oil, up three bucks a barrel today, near year-to-dade highs. that takes a lot of money out of the consumer's pockets. just a few cent rise can take billions out of the u.s. economy. >> neil: as you often remind me, scott, oil is traded like a commodity. not supply and demand. more like fear and greed. and if the perception is we could see a disruption in oil supplies out of the middle east, that's all these guys need. are they and too you think they are overracket r
Aug 27, 2013 10:00pm PDT
really feel badly for this family next to us. they've been my neighbors for a long time. >> reporter: the family who lost this home tell me they'll be staying with relatives, grateful nobody lost their life. this woman was evacuated, but convinced firefighters to go back to the apartment to rescue the puppies. >> my kids are the most important, but i can't leave my animals behind. >> reporter: firefighters tell me they will remain here in the neighborhood for the night to keep an eye on hot spots. ktvu channel 2 news. >> our team coverage begins with ken who is live with what we have learned about the cause of the fire. >> reporter: streets are still closed here. fire officials say they know where the fire started, but they admit they may never know exactly how it started. it was called in at 3:39 this afternoon, a fire burning along the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of interstate 80 when there was a cigarette or a spark from a vehicle or something else, but nothing has been determined. it was a challenge for firefighters. >> it's extremely hard and moves extremely fast. you lit
Aug 30, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the crisis in syria where it is 9:00 a.m. on saturday. abc news is reporting there could be u.s. military action there as soon as this weekend. the president and his staff is meeting today and deciding how to respond to the masacre that leaves 1400 people with chemical weapons and with four u.s. navy ships off the syrian coast, the white house is leaving little doubt that the united states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not considering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who th
Aug 5, 2013 2:30pm PDT
campaign this summer for retention, we're training sf path s*us mer services to answer questions regarding health reform, we're spearheading a citywide campaign to ensure all healthy san francisco participants can apply for any insurance in which they're eligible at any of our 33 enrollment sites throughout the city and partnering with the human service agency for communication and is staff training, behind the scenes, we're working to provide a smooth transition into medi cal. we need to do targeted out lao*efp to certain populations, and that's to the question you asked earlier, who are the uninsured who need the most outreach. san francisco applied for an education grant and was not awarded the grant due to our significant process in reaching out to our uninsured, it identified those special populations that are most likely to be uninsured and may require special outreach, young adults are critical to health reforms success, younger healthier people are critical to balance out the older who are often sicker and help keep costs down for the whole system and will eventually lower prices o
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Aug 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. here is what we know. there's little doubt syria is using chemical weapons on its own people, from a senior obama administration official. is it time to fire away? >> i certainly would do cruise missile strikes. i think you can do that without boots on the ground, without having americans in harm's way. >> if the military advises, this could destroy the chemical weapon stockpile, i would support that. >> fox report, the latest response here and overseas to new talks of military intervention against the assad regime. also bugging, the united nations? a new report says america's spy agency, the nsa, targeted u.n. headquarters. in minutes, what the latest allegations against the nsa could mean for washington and our allies. and when you run with the bulls, you want to dodge the horns. but there's another danger lurking in america's newest past time, the drones over the sand. no really, you have to watch out for those, too, apparently. i am harris faulkner. the pope, leader of one billion catholics around the world has spoken about syria. as you know, world governments, including our o
Aug 1, 2013 7:30pm PDT
. they came out and checked open us emotionally. i had no idea about the abrogates but he came out and checked open staff and sergeant and thank you for coming out and just checking on us emotionally. they weren't there trying to interrogate us. thank you >> thank you for running such a great program. >> good evening commissioners chief sir, ladies and gentlemen. i'm ronnie sing i'm the assigned district attorney i hopefully want to show my great preparation for chief sir, for your collaboration on going on projects but especially the project of the neighborhood prosecution team. last year at this time i got a call on woodside where i was assigned as a special unit prosecutor and asked me well, actually he give him an identify i couldn't refuse. he asked me to be a member of the prosecution unit. i talked to my husband who's a sergeant in the sheriff's department both san francisco kids born and raids i went to lincoln also the other high school in this district and i was nervous i was apprehend i didn't know how i'd be received and the minute i walked in captain alumni embraced the program
Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
is live for us on treasure island with more on that. charles? over labor day 2006, the eastbound lanes of the bridge were closed so crews could demolish portions of the old roadway in san francsico. one year later, the entire bridge was shutdown over labor day so caltrans could move a 200 foot section of roadway into place just east of yerba buena island. in 2009, there was another full closure over labor day as caltrans finished work on the s-curve detour along the eastern span. then in 2011, the eastbound lanes were closed over memorial day weekend so those lanes could be re- aligned near the toll plaza. the last major planned closure of the bridge was over president's day weekend in 2012 when the west bound lanes were realigned to make room for work on the new span. tonight police in walnut creek need your help in catching the four people who burglarized the tiffany's store downtown. just hours ago we received this new surveillance photo from police. they say shows a the vehicle used to flee the scene of the heist. apparently a white chevy blazer. this picture taken just 90 seconds
Aug 21, 2013 12:30pm PDT
and safety code allows us to modify the call building code and we have to adopt the california building code automatic but we get to modify it with the strict provisions. subcommittees are members of the 17 members that you guys have appointed to make recommendations to. and so they work through all of the issues with staff, public, and their own experience and expertise. and their recommendations go to the full code advisory committee who we have used them and decides how to act on them and the result of that is a letter to you, and the document that they have agreed is the way they want to recommend going forward. it is brought to the building inspection commission and here we are and the next thing that the planning department does an environmental review and you would think that there is a lot of co-changes and things that are modifications to the california code that need to be looked at and they are all bringing forward and ordinances that are in place with the own findings and environmental review. and they are dove tailing things in where into the california code may have the new se
Aug 28, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, if you are using the criteria that already exists, that exists the 50 percent pass through. it depends on the building size, so it gets complicated. quick. and if we are talking about seismic work required by law it is 100, and... >> is it per the state? >> per the rent ordinance. >> local? >> local. >> and i don't want to comment further on that because it gets outside of my realm of expertise and on the voluntary basis it is not always a 50/50 for the buildings with smaller units five or fewer you are able to pass through 100 if it is six or more it is split. we are trying to provide a funding option and follow the existing processs in place, i know that a piece of legislation that was going through that was part of the agreement in getting the soft story ordinance is supervisor chiu has introduced legislation that will help to stream line the hardship process for those people that we know are on the means tested income, and actually living in these situations under a hardship it will stream line the process for them so this is a big win, but this is for all capitol improvements and
Aug 12, 2013 9:00pm PDT
be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum sentences. >> u.s. attorney for california northern district sat in the front row for holder speech but ducked out revving our request for reaction. the president of the american bar association says federal judges she heard from are in favor of holder plan. >> this is something they want discretionçó. minimum sentencig is one of the most difficult things that they are rivrd to do. >> san francisco da told reporters he's thinking of state wide initial that i have would reduce simple drug possession to miss did he mean or. >> automatically reduce sentence to go one year. i think right thing to do. >> holder did not talk about the federal raids on by area pot dispensary or the fact that federal law contradicts the legalizing of medical mayor juan. defense attorney legalization advocate told me he's delighted by holder position but he suspects the motive. >> it is concept of justice or giving the brick to the lowlp level non-violent criminal. they can't afford the number of prisoners that they have incarcerated. >> holder d
Aug 27, 2013 3:00am PDT
their use for health insurance swes for enrollment in healthy san francisco because if you're an employee who receives a health reimbursement account from an employer in lieu of health insurance, it would be expected or common that you might utilize those funds to purchase health insurance on the private market or enroll yourself in a healthy san francisco program, i think that's more likely to be true after 2014 when individuals have a legal mandate to provide that insurance and the rates we see 35% of these health reimbursement accounts precluded or prevented employees from using the funds to purchase health insurance and 28% of them precluded individuals from using the funds to enroll in healthy san francisco, the rates have stayed exactly the same, in 2011 and 2012 with respect to those specific restrictions as well. >> and i think those of us who were not supportive o*f the amendment as it passed really believed that it wasn't enough to really make things change, it seems like in that sense, we have been provender to be rightfinger but i do want to acknowledge that there were efforts
Aug 26, 2013 9:00pm PDT
for us all day today. he reports from near the fire line in the city. >> all day it looked like trouble was coming over the had ill. with the edge of the fire about 4 miles away anxious homeowner stood watch along with crew from the san francisco fire department that parked a rig on canyon drive. for joan the mountain life is a double edge sword. >> no other houses so we enjoy that gorgeous view. then we rz. fichlt goeld goal to create a fire break in front of more populated areas. governor brown paid a visit to tall me to get a briefing and meet firefighters. fichlt so far the rim fire cost california more than 20 million dollars. quickly moving toward the top 10 largest fire in the state. >> this is august. what happens in september in terms of fires. we don't know but i'm sure they cost us money and state of california has that money because we have cut with hillside now barren and the firexd far from done there is a long range concern. supervisor roy is among the residents who decided to evacuate. >> very focus on making sure that things like water quality impacts. mud slid
Aug 18, 2013 2:00pm PDT
from using the funds to purchase health insurance and 28% of them precluded individuals from using the funds to enroll in healthy san francisco, the rates have stayed exactly the same, in 2011 and 2012 with respect to those specific restrictions as well. >> and i think those of us who were not supportive o*f the amendment as it passed really believed that it wasn't enough to really make things change, it seems like in that sense, we have been provender to be rightfinger but i do want to acknowledge that there were efforts on the part of the business community, i know the golden gate restaurants association did a lot of work to make sure that those numbers were lowered and i know that a lot of information to its members, but it hasn't -- >> i would be remiss if i didn't also mention while the rates of restrictions have stayed consist tents, we have seen an up tick on the utilization of these utilization accounts, people have been reimbursed in a higher pe sen taj due to a lot of outreach from both the business community, other members in the community. >> so, now that hra's are not
Aug 29, 2013 10:00pm PDT
of moving parts. officials are telling us up to 400 workers out here at any given time. they're making good progress. cal trans is saying they believe they will make that deadline and things are kind of humming along. >> you've got an awesome look at what's going on. unfortunately, people can't do that until tuesday morning. they'll see the effects of the construction that's going on. thank you, kristen. >> reporter: the bridge obviously forcing people to use other ways around the city. some of using bridges, bart, fer -- ferries. a lot of people had to deal with backups on freeways and bridges, as well. let's take a look at the conditions right now. we've got a couple maps up we want to show you. obviously at this hour of the evening, things are going to be pretty good in the green in the east bay right now. our next one will show you a current conditions and slow downs on the golden gate. can you see the golden gate bridge live there and traffic is pretty light at this hour as most people who are heading home have gotten home. the san mateo bridge pretty much the same way. of course the s
Aug 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
about training later, but that's a big component. and the colonel hit on a good part about we use persistent forecasting and weather forecasting to look at when we have these fire weather red flag warning stand in the wind events. i start reaching out to my counterparts with third fleet and lieutenant colonel demigan giving them a heads up. we (inaudible) navy and marine corps assets when we have severe weather events take place because we know if we're going to have that severe weather event, we could have one of those mega fires. we have a complex air space management tool. i'm the equivalent of a fact a, i fly in the ob10 bronco as a fact a and my job is to coordinate air space. we're dropping water and fire retardant instead of bombs and rockets. we work closely with cal guard, navy and marine corps aviation. we do that with squadron training. we still have khal lefrpg wills, i'm not going to lie to you. we have issues where tactical to air communication is difficult. cal guard, we purchased the radios for national guard aircraft and they installed them in their aircraf
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
the fire is burning. good morning philippe. bring us up to date the blaze. 209-962-4000 room 115 cell 760-4239 personal 925-360-8659 >> we are about 20 mi. outside of the yosemite national park covering this fire appeared to align >> cal fire says that over the ninth time the firefighters tried to make some headway on putting out the flames of this fire. >> firefighters are trying to prevent this fire from spreading however the wind are from the northeast and is pushing the fires flames appeared >> there are also a lot of wild life and that has been displaced because of the fire appeared >> >> in yesterday's firefighters went from 2 percent containment to 5 percent containment of the fire as of this broadcast however there is still a lot of damage that the fires have caused and are still causing. >> the efforts will continue to extinguish the fires and firefighters are working diligently to put out the flames appeared >> oakland authorities will begin an extensive search for missing toddler daphne webb today. daphne's father reported she was kidnapped from his car in east oakland back in
Aug 4, 2013 7:00pm PDT
a terror warning that shut down u.s. embassies overseas has authorities on alert. >> what police know about a man suspected of driving into a crowd of people in venice beach. abc7 news at 6:00 starts right now. >> ama: we are now six hours and counting. another devastating b.a.r.t. strike looms, though talks continue in an attempt to avert the strike. good evening, i'm ama daetz. let's go right to cornell. reporter: there's no settlement yet but there are encouraging signs talks are going well. both sides decided to work through dinner break and have cancelled today's news briefings, this as a midnight strike dead willline closes in. >> thousands of b.a.r.t. riders are holding their breath, waiting to see if monday morning will bring a strike or settlement. >> do not lengthen it and all these people inconvenienced. >> if there's a strike i'll be walking more and staying home more. >> today, both sides were back at the bargaining table to try and avoid a b.a.r.t. strike. b.a.r.t.'s lead negotiator says a settlements possible. >> everybody wants a solution. nobody is saying we're -- we're not
Aug 5, 2013 4:30am PDT
's monday, august the 5th . good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm juliet goodrich. michelle is off this morning. >> it's time to get you out the door. traffic and weather. looks like a typical bay area weather. >> happy the bart strike is not materialized. the fog has though. drizzle and fog along the shore line. temps now, upper 50s, near 60. cool week forecast ahead. here's liza. >> and all bart trains are on schedule this morning. the first trains left the yard on time. they are offering full service on a normal weekday schedule. no delays for any local transit systems. i'll be back with another check. >> thanks so much. time is 4:30. we have breaking news. bay area commuters as we've said there is no bart strike. governor jerry brown stepped in late last night and ordered a 7 day inquiry into the contact dispute. >> labor negotiations are contentious. these ones have been particularly contentious. as a board member it's frustrating to say you are offering best benefits and to be accused of union busting. >> cate caugurian has reaction to this breaking news from both side
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am PDT
, these are similar to frankly the health reimbursement accounts that are used widely today and administered privately, there are some difference, one of those which i think you're getting to is that the medical reimbursement accounts administered by the city have no prescribers other than them being available broadly for medical services. >> you said earlier, i want to get the number right, that about 35% of employers that use these hra's have not allowed in this past year that the money be used for health insurance? >> that is correct. >> if that money is now going to be used in healthy san francisco let's say, will healthy san francisco place restrictions on the use of that money? i would imagine that we are not going to prohibit people from using that to buy health insurance? >> that sounds unlikely. i would be reluctant to speculate but i can say there's no such restrictions on the administration of those accounts currently or over the five or six years they've been maintaining those accounts forward. er >> i think that's a great thing, you have more people using that money for health insurance.
Aug 8, 2013 12:00pm PDT
are dead after a police stand off. robert honda is at the scene and joins us live to explain what happened. good afternoon, robert. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori, as you can imagine it has been a hectic morning in this neighborhood and they are still investigating the situation here that left two people dead. the stand off started after 8:00 this morning when the public safety dispatch center got a call from a man claiming he had killed someone, they quickly swarmed the neighborhood. investigators say they made numerous attempts to contact the man inside his home. now take a listen as officers did that just before the sound you will hear of loud rapid gunfire. >> come out with your hands up. [ gunfire ] >> that point the individual charged the officers with a weapon and the officers were forced to own open fire and shoot the individual. the individual was pronounced dead at the scene, in doing a protective sweep we did confirm another dead body inside the residence. >> neighbors we talked to say they believe the dead woman was his wife. they are still investigating and not confirmed
Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> nudging is more important to us. than tiivl safety and well beig of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. this was a tragic accident. >> the driver works for preston pipelines a company that is handling that project. the driver worked as an operating engineer 35 years. classes are not in session so students are still hear registering and there are a lot of people on campus today. right now, san jose police and cal osha are investigating. live in san jose, abc 7 news. a plea from family of a 1-year-old boy and father who were killed in oakland2bnç last week. the 20-year-old and his son fwhr a bedroom of a home. someone fired into the building. they were visiting from fresno today family members called for peace urging friends not to retaliate with violence. they asked anyone with information to contact oakland police immediately. a plea from the family of a 1-year-old boy and his father killed in oakland last week. the 20-year-old and his son were in a bedroom of a home when they were killed. now, we move on a man arrested last night has led fleece his girlfriend's
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
inside and why they couldn't use water to fight this fire at the beginning. >> breaking news from san francisco. gunfire in the tender loin. we have a news crew headed to the scene. >> reporter: a search for a service dog will begin in the next couple hours in san jose. you'll hear why finding him is so critical for his owner. >> plus a rash of robberies in one east bay city. the question police still have not answered. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. you are looking live at a home in hayward where firefighters discovered a pot grow inside a home. we will have more on this situation in just a few moments. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather, traffic. steve, how are we looking? >> we are looking good. low clouds. gave us crazy weather this week. accelerating northward. back to school forecast, take a look at san rafael. 58. 68 mostly sunny by noon. and a high of 77. temperatures in the north bay a lot of 70s.
Aug 23, 2013 6:30am PDT
coverage in certain areas that are not covered very well, they can actually use those systems as well. so i did talk about the failure overcasts. i think this is the key portion of our industry, for our company. we want to make sure that we can take into account when these big situations occur and major interruptions happen in particular areas. >> thank you. okay, our last question, have you established standards for resilience in cooperation with other lifeline providers and how systems should perform in an earthquake? >> i'll go ahead and talk about pg&e. i would say first off we've designed our own standards for what should happen in an earthquake or any other major emergency. our electric system is designed to worry about trees and wind and rain, which is what we see the most of, and tends to be the most damaging, but we have our own standards and our own expectations in terms of what our system should be able to withstand. add david pointed out, the risk is that an event will occur that is greater than what you have prepared for. that's always a possibility. in terms of working
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